Sr. Property Specialist
Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of a Whispering Prairie equestrian neighborhood Camp!

Year-round destination with horse programs and mountain bike trail and skills course

  • year round
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Feb 27, 2023)

Under the general direction of the Property Manager, the overall responsibility of this position is to ensure the safe and smooth operation of property structures, amenities, and grounds so that all have a successful experience in our properties. Serve as a mentor and trainer to other Property staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Property Manager to develop and update long-range maintenance plans and assist with yearly operation and capital budget planning.
  • Perform exterior and interior repairs, maintenance, and custodial work on camp buildings and structures.
  • Perform repair and maintenance on equipment, including docks, bikes, outdoor power equipment, and other equipment utilized in the operation of the camp.
  • Perform seasonal grounds and road work, including but not limited to: mowing, trimming, snow plowing, and road maintenance.
  • Perform light electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning work.
  • Anticipate and order supplies necessary for the proper running of systems, appliances, lighting, etc.
  • Proactively assess and record the condition, safety, and proper operating of the buildings, structures, equipment, amenities, and grounds on a regular basis. Bring issues to the manager’s immediate attention.
  • Collaborate with manager on work priorities, scope of projects, suggested resolutions, and anticipated costs.
  • Display positive leadership and communication to external and internal customers. Be an active Girl Scouts ambassador at the property.
  • Assist with property maintenance and training needs at other GSRV properties; also serves as backup to other GSRV sites and facilities.  
  • Assist with recruiting and managing seasonal property staff.
  • Work with outside vendors to complete maintenance and improvement projects.

Education and Experience


  • 2-Year Associate or technical degree in one or more of the following: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or other construction trade, and 8-10 years experience in a similar position; OR
  • Demonstrate a combination of equivalent experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge and Skills                                                                                                     

  • Experience in using assigned equipment for the maintenance and repair of council facilities which includes but not limited to: riding mowers, tractors, skid steers, chainsaws, hand and power tools, and other outdoor power equipment as needed.
  • Knowledge of equipment and operating procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Knowledge of identifying potential risk factors and safety issues that impact employees and customers utilizing the camp.
  • Experience in working effectively with people and communicating with volunteers, and external and internal customers to build and maintain productive work relationships.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends, and on-call shifts as required by position responsibilities.
  • Ability to safely utilize ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

In addition to job-specific knowledge and skills: all employees are expected to be Customer-focused, Aligned, Accountable, Inclusive, Innovative, and Collaborative.

Important Note:  In order to protect the health and safety of our community, employees, guests, and their families from COVID-19, GSRV is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status to maintain employment.  Requests for exemptions from employees with qualifying medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be considered.

How to Apply